Harsh Critique

Recently I was reading a story I'd written to Oscar (my son, he's 4). When I'd finished he was laughing and saying "Again! again!" which felt pretty great.

Then he stopped laughing and got very serious. His eyebrows crinkled and he paused his finger on his upper lip.

"Mommy," he said, "I'm not sure if this story has a problem."
Honestly, those words were also pretty great to hear.

Cheers to a critique partner in the family!